The Well-Dressed Cake: 6 Wedding Desserts Inspired by the Runways

Black-and-White Striped Wedding Cake Inspired by Victoria Beckham Dress

Photos: Giovanni Giannoni; Romulo Yanes

When thinking of the perfect design for your big day dessert, look no further than your own bridal style. Literally! We asked six bakers to design confections inspired by our favorite looks from the spring ready-to-wear runways. The results are almost too pretty to eat. Almost. Share your wedding dress designs with your baker or steal one of these unique styles for a cake that's sure to wow.

For his take on the graphic sheath seen above, baker Jay Muse of Lulu Cake Boutique in Scarsdale, New York, chose to use the stripes sparingly. "It's more modern if you avoid pattern overkill," he says. Inspired by Victoria Beckham, Spring 2015

Botanical Inspired Wedding Cake by Maggie Austin Cakes

Photos: Giovanni Giannoni; Romulo Yanes

"The dress was inspired by a botanist's drawings, and I collect those kinds of prints!" said Washington, D.C., baker Maggie Austin, who created a near replica using two hot wedding cake trends: rice-paper flowers and "windowpanes." Inspired by Erdem, Spring 2015

Pink and White Garden Inspired Wedding Cake by A White Cake

Photos:; Romulo Yanes

Lauren Bohl White of A White Cake in New York City used pressed white fondant to represent this gown's lace fabric and a cluster of gum paste blossoms to stand in for the flower appliqués. Inspired by Luisa Beccaria, Spring 2015

White and Gold Wedding Cake by Nine Cakes

Photos: Giovanni Giannoni; Romulo Yanes

"My goal was to capture the flow of the fabric in the gold gum paste," says Betsy Thorleifson of Nine Cakes in Brooklyn. Concentrating the leaves on top, she lifted their edges to add softness and dimension. Inspired by Altuzarra, Spring 2015

Lace Wedding Cake by Lael Cakes

Photos: Giovanni Giannoni; Romulo Yanes

Brooklyn baker Emily Lael Aumiller of Lael Cakes can replicate the lace on any dress using custom silicone molds. "It's pricey, but you can cut costs by using smaller bits of lace or decorating just one tier," she says. Inspired by Valentino, Spring 2015

Blue-and-White Watercolor Wedding Cake with Floral Design

Photos: Giovanni Giannoni; Romulo Yanes

"I love my cakes tall and narrow — like this dress!" says Stevi Auble of Hey There, Cupcake! In San Diego. She used 3-D cutouts to add an avant-garde edge to her hand painted blooms. Inspired by Julien Macdonald, Spring 2015

For more great wedding cake inspiration, be sure to check out our April/May issue, available on newsstands and for download now!

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